Archive for the ‘Windows’ Category

Upgrading Umbraco from v4.0.1 to v4.11.3 then to v6.0.5

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Update: I've used exactly the same method to take it straight up to 6.0.5 following the security announcements http://umbraco.com/follow-us/blog-archive/2013/5/1/security-update-two-major-vulnerabilities-found Please note: my method of upgrade might not suit your site - e.g. if you've got lots of custom configurations and plugins installed then this might not work.  As always, test it on ...

MS Project 2010 – Project Windows off screen, can’t restore or view – data is missing!

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

I've had an issue with MS Project where I mimimise the window within project of my active project and then no matter what I do with views or zoom I can't seem to restore it. Not found the root of the problem but you can restore your precious project plan via ...

Create 100 different images Containing a Number – The Image Equivalent of Lorem Ipsum

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Often I get asked to design things which require displaying of products and I don't yet have the images.  I've written a script to do just that.  If you're not a PHP coder and don't want to tweak the code and run it yourself bug  just want a zip with 100 ...

Exporting MS Project 2007 Tasks to MS Excel with Indenting

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

Apparently MS Project 2010 fixes this issue but I've often wanted to copy the tasks complete with  the indenting to Excel to provide a quick and dirty report for non-project users.   When you use copy and paste you loose the formatting - grrr!  Here is a quick and dirty solution. Insert column ...

Moving PHP Solutions from Windows to Linux

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

I'm currently building a ticketing / holiday booking application in my spare time in PHP / MySQL.  When I started in PHP I used Linux for my development platform because my laptop ran, the rather terrible, Windows Vista.  I've since upgraded to Windows 7 and find myself using this instead ...

Plotting Numbers of Bugs Raised Each Day From a BugTracker in Excel

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

I had a requirement to plot the number of bugs raised on each day on a graph to show how many are raised.   The bugs were stored in the very wonderful BugTracker.NET .  The problem was I had a list of bugs with a date time. ID MIN(dateUpdated) 2 11/04/2011 09:10 4 12/04/2011 16:48 14 18/04/2011 21:03 15 20/04/2011 07:14 16 20/04/2011 ...

IE8 Crashes when viewing large XML Documents

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

Is it just me??   I've searched the web a lot and can't find anybody complaining about this - it drives me mad on a daily basis as I work with an XML based webservice that loves spitting out reams of the stuff.  I'd love to hear if anybody else suffers ...

Windows 7 – two little tips for screen real estate

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

I like Windows 7 – there I’ve said – happy now?    I normally reserve judgement on new Windows OSs until the first service pack.  Vista was a big heap of cack and though I see Windows 7 as only an upgrade (read as 'fix') of Vista it does look like ...

SQL SERVER 2005 – Profiler – Only show queries from a specific database

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

This was easier in 2000.  This annoyed me for ages but not enough to actually look into why I could no longer filter by Database (well not obviously!). The trick is to click the "Events Selection" on the "Trace Properties" when you create a new trace, and check the "Show all ...

Word VBA Macro – Sample of a string for each font installed

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Occassionally I need a quick and dirty look at what a string will look like in various fonts. I use this (quite hacky) VBA macro.  Be warned it can take a while to run on older systems - SAVE YOUR OPEN WORD DOCS FIRST! Sub SampleFonts() ' Output a text string in each ...